GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog

We spotlight the importance of hand hygiene to improve public health, serve as a trusted resource and raise awareness of leading-edge hand hygiene and skin health scientific advancements through the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog.

GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

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Hepatitis A: What We Know (and Can Learn) from the Outbreaks

8/13/2019

By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor

According to Florida Department of Health, the state had 106 hepatitis A cases in 2014. 123 in 2015. 122 in 2016. In 2017, that number doubled to 276. In 2018, it almost doubled again – reaching 548 cases. As of August 3rd, that number is almost 4x the number of cases from the previous year. In 2019, 2,123 hepatitis A cases have been reported to date. In fact, in the week of July 28th to August 3rd had 81 hepatitis A cases. While Florida is getting the most media attention, 29 states have reported an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak, according to the CDC.

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PURELL™ Body Fluid Spill Kit
Outbreak Prevention: Be Equipped with a Body Fluid Spill Kit

7/31/2019

By Lacha Noward

Senior Market Development Manager – Foodservice

It’s the middle of a lunch rush. And you hear a bit of a commotion by one of the tables. Then the unmistakable sound of a vomitous event. Someone got sick. It’s a mess. Even worse, the possibility of a norovirus outbreak just became a reality. Diners are grossed-out and your team members are looking to you for a solution. What do you do?

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Grilling out at the beach
Don’t Let Bacteria Spoil Your Summer Fun

7/3/2019

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

Summer vacation is in full swing and children are out of school and home for the summer. Warm weather has arrived, and the time is finally here to spend every day outside. There is no better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than with a day spent at the pool or the beach!

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Hepatitis A
Help Prevent the Spread of Hepatitis A

4/30/2019

By Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

While Hepatitis A rates had been decreasing in the United States since the late 1990’s through 2015, localized outbreaks have made a resurgence. Since 2016 several states including Arizona, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Utah have experienced outbreaks, resulting in over 15,000 confirmed cases and 140 deaths across the US.

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Food Safe Truth Bulletin Blog
Business Impact of Hand Hygiene and Cross-Contamination

9/26/2018

By Will Hankla

Sr. Advisor, Public Health Innovations, LLC

Cross-contamination is a challenge that many food businesses, from restaurants to manufacturers, must manage constantly. One key way that cross-contamination occurs is from poor hand hygiene. Hand hygiene is not a new topic to those who have been in the food industry.

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